India is the land of ‘jugaads‘, and in the car and bike world here, a lot of people believe in ‘build one if they can’t buy one’. This is exactly what this Honda NAVi is all about. Someone who calls himself, Prince Akhu, from Hubli, Karnataka, has just made this unusual little bike even more unusual but giving it the KTM Duke makeover.
This NAVi mini-bike in the images here features the tank extensions of the KTM Duke 200, along with the headlamp, the headlamp shroud and a few more stickers of the Austrian motorcycle. The stock exhaust has been swapped for a free flow unit.
The single seat of the NAVi has been swapped for a twin unit while a custom-made handlebar now sits on risers. These changes alter the riding position. However, the foot pegs are stock and so is everything else on India’s only pocket-bike. This modified example also happens to the first radically tweaked Honda NAVi in the country.
And it’s for sale on OLX. The owner/modifier of this wacky creation is asking for 70,000 rupees, which is nearly double of what a stock NAVi costs. Ex-showroom prices of the pocket-bike start at Rs. 39,848. Obviously, the modifier is quoting the premium due to the modifications involved and the totally unique look that this NAVi has.
In stock form, the NAVi features a 102 cc four stroke, single cylinder engine that puts out about 8 Bhp-9 Nm. The engine’s been lifted from India’s best-selling scooter, the Honda Activa.
Also, the 101 kilo-heavy NAVi, which is mega fun to ride, shares much of its components with the Activa, including the CVT automatic. This has helped Honda keep costs low. The NAVi can do a top speed of about 80 Kph.
Coming to the Duke 200, the bike sits a completely different end of the market. It’s a proper sportsbike aimed at bikers looking for a sharp, agile city bike with street fighter styling. It costs 1.43 lakh rupees, ex-showroom. The 200 cc, liquid cooled engine of the Duke 200 makes about 25 Bhp. The motor is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. The bike does the 0-60 run in under 4 seconds while top speed is rated at 135 Kph.